Biological Conservation

Biological Conservation

  • Volume 12
  • Issue 12
  • ISSN 0006-3207
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.227
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.125
  • Impact Factor: 5.99
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 6.552
Editor-in-chief: Devictor

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Biological Conservation is a leading international journal in the discipline of conservation science. The journal publishes articles spanning a diverse range of fields that contribute to the biological, sociological, ethical and economic dimensions of conservation. The primary aim of Biological Conservation is the publication of high-quality papers that advance the science and practice of conservation, or which demonstrate the application of conservation principles and policy. Biological Conservation invites the submission of research articles, reviews (including systematic reviews and perspectives), short communications, policy perspectives, and letters to the editor dealing with all aspects of conservation science, including theoretical and empirical investigations into the consequences of human actions for the diversity, structure and function of terrestrial, aquatic or marine ecosystems. Such papers may include quantitative assessments of extinction risk, fragmentation effects, spread of invasive organisms, conservation genetics, conservation management, global change effects on biodiversity, landscape or reserve design and management, restoration ecology, or resource economics. We also welcome papers coming from social sciences including those reporting on advances in conservation politics, ethics, policy, human social structure and biodiversity, and political culture among other subjects. Biological Conservation covers interdisciplinary topics within conservation biology and also provides practical applications of conservation research for land/resource managers and policy makers. We publish articles and thematic special issues that have a global relevance in terms of the topics or issues addressed, and thus demonstrate applications of conservation science and management beyond the specific system or species studied. Biological Conservation is an affiliate publication of the Society for Conservation Biology (SCB). SCB members can obtain a personal subscription to this journal through the Society.
Authors are also welcome to submit to the Journal?s open access companion title, Global Ecology and Conservation, which covers all sub-disciplines of ecological and conservation science.

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 2.227
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 2.125
  • Impact Factor: 5.99
  • Five Year Impact Factor: 6.552
  • ISSN: 0006-3207
  • Issues: 12
  • Volume: 12
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253C2021Feb 04, 2021Jan 27, 2021
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255C2021Mar 30, 2021Mar 22, 2021
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258C2021Jun 09, 2021Jun 04, 2021
259C2021Jun 25, 2021Jun 15, 2021
260C2021Aug 11, 2021Aug 02, 2021
261C2021Sep 17, 2021Sep 07, 2021
262C2021Oct 18, 2021
263C2021Nov 16, 2021
264C2021Dec 15, 2021
265C2022Jan 25, 2022
266C2022Feb 24, 2022
267C2022Mar 22, 2022
268C2022Apr 21, 2022
269C2022May 20, 2022
270C2022Jun 09, 2022
271C2022Jun 30, 2022
272C2022Aug 22, 2022
273C2022Sep 20, 2022
274C2022Oct 20, 2022
275C2022Nov 21, 2022
276C2022Dec 21, 2022